Hubli: Commissioner of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation P.S.
Vastrad hoisted the national flag at the Eid-gah Maidan here on
Tuesday amid tight security.
Though the Police Department anticipated trouble in the wake of the
decision of Anjuman-e-Islam not to participate in the Republic Day
function at the Eid-dgah Maidan, the event was totally peaceful.
Former Minister Jabbar Khan Honnalli, former Mayor Firdous Konnur,
councillor Hazrat Ali Doddamani and some Muslim leaders participated
in the flag hoisting ceremony at the Eid-gah Maidan.
Commissioner Vastrad hoisted the national flag and addressed the gathering with
which the celebrations concluded.
the wake of the Supreme Court verdict on the maidan issue and the
decision of the State Government asking the HDMC Commissioner to
hoist the tricolour, the police had made elaborate security
Members of some Hindu organisations,
however, objected to the
tight security around the Eid-gah Maidan and parts of the city.
police did not allow bursting of crackers on the maidan, but allowed
it in front of the Rayanna’s statue. Once the crowd started
dispersing, the police removed the barricades and vehicles started
plying as usual.
Anjuman Chairman warns leaders
Honnalli and a few others had condemned the call given by the
Anjuman-e-Islam to refrain from the celebrations at the Idgah Maidan,
Chairman of Anjuman E
Yusuf Savanur today warned the Muslim leaders who attended flag
hoisting celebration at Eid-gah Maidan of of dire consequences.
He said, the
leaders by attending the flag-hoisting celebrations
violated the directions of the institution.
Talking to newspersons in Hubli after
the flag hoisting ceremony at Eid-gah maidan, he said action would be initiated against them
after a meeting of the
Board of Directors.
Anjuman Institution had boycotted the flag hoisting at Eid-gah Maidan to protest against the celebrations
by the Corporation. The members of the institution pleaded that it
was their prerogative to hoist the flag at the Maidan as they had
been doing so for 15 years. However, the Supreme Court had in its
recent judgment given permission to Anjuman E Islam to hold
twice a year only.